2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

Trek Speed Concept 7.0 WSD
$2,730, Trekbikes.com
The draw: High-end frame with room for upgrades

The cost of some bikes is reflected in componentry, but this one is built with simple components and a fantastic frame. Fancy parts can come later. The Speed Concept 7 Series frame rides responsively and is as aero or better than many frames costing much more. Its geometry is suited to moderately aggressive fits—you don’t have to be a yogi to ride this bike. Spinnable climbing gears and Bontrager’s ergonomic RXL Hilo saddle could be considered women’s-specific features, but this bike can be fast and comfortable for athletes of either gender. (Trek also offers a men’s version.)

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